Not only have American blacks perfected the fine art of playing the race card, but they seem to have trained African blacks to follow in their footsteps as well. In an interview with KIDK Channel 3 in Idaho Falls, published on November 2nd, 2007, two former BYU-Idaho students who stole tens of thousands of dollars of books from the campus bookstore claim they are still in jail because of "racism". Earlier stories about this crime posted on the BYU-Idaho website, HERE and HERE.
Bronson Chikusu, 25, and Andrew Sinyangwe, 24, two African nationals from Zambia (pictured above left), have been in the Madison County Jail since February 14th, 2007. The pair were charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars of books from the BYU-Idaho bookstore. They sold the books to a third party, Zachariah Rodgers, who in turn resold them online. They pleaded guilty and were supposed to be released in August to be deported back to their homes in Africa.
However, while Zachariah Rodgers, whose trial is set for December, is out on bond, Chikusu and Sinyangwe remain in jail well past their original intended release date of August. The reason: the pair are still being held as material witnesses to testify against Rodgers. Their testimony is considered critical to the case. And it's feared that once they return to Africa, they would not come back to testify against Rodgers, and perhaps they could not be successfully extradited. Idaho state law permits the indefinite detention of material witnesses.
And that is a good possibility, too. Sinyangwe himself told KIDK that "there is nothing I'm going to tell them cause they're trying to find out if the guy knows that the books were stolen. Well, he didn't know. If he knew, he's not gonna buy them".
And this led to both Sinyangwe and Chikusu playing the race card in the interview, as follows:
Sinyangwe: "I'm sitting here on a quarter of a million bond like I killed somebody. And that guy is being charged with possession of stolen property and he's outside. His bond was ten thousand and he got out with one thousand bucks. And I'm sitting here quarter of a million because I'm black".
Nate Eaton, Channel 3: "You think it's because you're black?"
Sinyangwe: "It definitely is. It is. This district attorney...I don't think he likes black people."
Eaton: "They say it's because they're afraid if they let you out, you guys will leave."
Sinyangwe: "I'm not a flight risk. They can hold my passport. Where am I gonna go without my passport?"
Chikusu: "There is no need for me to flee the country if the state was holding my visa and my passport."
One reason why the pair are playing the race card might be because Zachariah Rogers, who is out on bond, is white, according to the video posted on Breitbart.
Sinyangwe also claims they didn't take as many books as officials say they did. Still, they were both charged with multiple felony counts of burglary and grand theft. [Ed. Note: Back in July, KTVB reported that 1,200 books worth $180,000 were stolen, and that only 220 books had been recovered as of that date.]
Their attorney is working to get them out of jail as soon as possible. They also plan to fight against being deported. The Madison County prosecutors office did not respond to media enquiries for this story.
A separate report by KIFI Channel 8 in Idaho Falls identifies a third man involved in the scheme, 32-year old Humphrey Sinyangwe, also from Zambia. KTVB Channel 7 in Boise reported that Humphrey was given a six month sentence and five years probation back in July, so his sentence wouldn't be up until January.
Further discussion of this incident available on the Vanguard News Network Forum. It should be no surprise that African blacks are playing the race card here in America; they've become accustomed to it in Africa. Too many African leaders blame their dysfunctional countries on "colonialism", although colonialism ended over 40 years ago.
When blacks worldwide begin taking responsibility for their actions, they will begin making greater progress.